Seema Malaka

Situated on the Beira Lake, the Seema Malaka, an ideal site for contemplation by commuters, pedestrians, or the casual visitor, is part of the Gangaramaya Temple Complex. It comprises two island pavilions : one filled with Thai bronze Buddhas and the other centered around a Bodhi tree and four Brahmanist images. The site is especially beautiful at night.

The Seema Malaka is used to perform religious observances and the annual Upasampada, or ordination of priests. Generally a place of congregation for the monks, it can be visited by anyone.

It was rebuilt in 1979 by a non-Buddhist family, Mr. and Mrs. Moosajee, in memory of their son and designed by renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa.

Opening Times
Monday - Sunday ; 6.00 am - 10.00 pm


Beira Lake Across from the Gangaramaya Temple (Sri Jinaratna Road)
Colombo 2

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